Charleston Police Chase Accident Attorneys
Providing Compassionate Legal Representation in Your Time of Need
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, between 2014 and 2018, 59 drivers in South Carolina were killed in vehicle crashes during police pursuits. This statistic puts South Carolina in the top ten states with a large number of police crash fatalities.
With so many lives lost and at risk, being involved in a police crash poses a serious risk to South Carolina drivers. Police chases, while sometimes necessary, should always be handled with extreme caution. South Carolina law specifically requires law enforcement officers to operate their vehicles with due regard for the safety of all persons, especially when in pursuit and traveling at excessive speeds.
If a police chase ended with injury to an uninvolved driver or pedestrian, you have the right to seek just compensation for your losses, whether through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. Police chases threaten road users, even if they are sometimes a necessary law enforcement tactic.
But, if you or a loved one were injured in a police pursuit, you should contact the Charleston police chase accident attorneys at Clawson Fargnoli Utsey, LLC.
Call (843) 408-0599 to schedule a consultation with the Charleston police chase attorneys at Clawson Fargnoli Utsey, LLC. We can review the details of your case and help you determine how to proceed.
Liability in Police Chase Cases
Law enforcement agencies like police, sheriff’s office, and highway patrol have policies and procedures that govern when they can initiate a vehicle pursuit and when they have to terminate a high speed chase. Law enforcement officers can only pursue a fleeing driver when the need to immediately apprehend the suspect outweight the danger posed to the public by the pursuit.
Many law enforcement agencies prohibit police chases unless the fleeing driver has been involved in a violent felony. And all require a supervisor to monitor the pursuit and terminate it if it becomes dangerous. Unfortunately, many law enforcement agencies don’t properly train their employees on their pursuit policies, resulting in injuries and often deaths of uninvolved motorists.
If you or a loved one was harmed during a police chase, our Charleston police chase accident attorneys can meet with you to review the details of your case. If your loved one lost their life because of injuries sustained in a police crash, we might be able to file a wrongful death claim on your behalf.
Call Clawson Fargnoli Utsey, LLC today at (843) 408-0599 to schedule a consultation to discuss your option and review the details of your case.
How Our Charleston Police Chase Accident Attorneys Can Help You
At Clawson Fargnoli Utsey, LLC, we help our clients seek compensation if they’ve been injured in a police crash or lost a loved one due to injuries related to a police pursuit. Our Charleston police chase accident attorneys file civil actions on behalf of our clients, and we provide many services, including:
- Determining Liability
- Injury Documentation From Your Doctors
- Calculating Damages
- Paperwork & Filing
- Police Chase Evidence Collection
- Court Appearances
Filing a lawsuit and preparing for litigation can be a complicated process if you don’t know how to proceed and protect your interests. At Clawson Fargnoli Utsey, LLC, we take our responsibility to our clients seriously. Clients can trust their fight for compensation to our reliable attorneys.
Call a Charleston Police Chase Accident Attorney for Help Today
Police chases can cause severe accidents leading to catastrophic injury and fatalities. Injured victims have the right to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost incomes, trauma, and property loss. While you may plan to navigate your compensation claim or lawsuit alone, having an attorney working on your behalf can simplify the process. Plus, having someone on your side advocating for your best interest could help the outcome of your case.
Call Clawson Fargnoli Utsey, LLC today at (843) 408-0599 for more details about filing a personal injury claim or wrongful death suit in your police chase related accident.
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